Facilitas: an accessible video player

  • Johana M. Rosas Villena USP
  • Bruno Costa Ramos USP
  • Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes USP
  • Rudinei Goularte USP


Recently, the production and availability of multimedia Web content, as videos, have increased. In this scenario it is important to consider accessibility requirements so any user can whelm the barriers to access content regardless of limitations imposed. One of the main barriers found is to make videos accessible on the Web but few researches have been made on how to overcome those limitations. In this paper we describe a video player, called Facilitas, designed in order to provide the rationale of how some of video related barriers or limitations could be overcome. Facilitas player has new controls different from the ones in other players. We describe a user testing to explain which controls participants frequently use to complete a task. Finally, results are discussed.
VILLENA, Johana M. Rosas; RAMOS, Bruno Costa ; FORTES, Renata Pontin de Mattos ; GOULARTE, Rudinei. Facilitas: an accessible video player. In: WORKSHOP DE FERRAMENTAS E APLICAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA) , 2013, Salvador. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2013 . p. 49-52. ISSN 2596-1683.